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Old 09-01-2016, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Though Norman Rockwell supposedly depicted life in New England, I agree it always felt (and still does) seems more representative of small town life in the Midwest/Plains states.
I'm no Rockwell expert, but it doesn't seem like much of his work included much in the way of landscapes. His "Freedom From Want" painting was based on a family in Vermont, but it could have just as easily been based on a family living in Iowa.

"Saying Grace" was based on visuals in New York and Philadelphia.
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Old 09-01-2016, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Georgia
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Detroit.
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Old 09-01-2016, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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I am selling Rockwell short with my description of "quaint middle America." Americana is a more apt description. It's just, when I see quaint little downtowns, usually around Xmas, I think Rockwell.
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Old 09-01-2016, 02:25 PM
 
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I was going to say that you get the sense from his paintings of a more simpler time in a quaint small town setting. I think the architecture of the communities in his paintings gives off a New England/Northeastern small town look.

Hudson NY, a small, vibrant and ethnically diverse city of about 6500 south of Albany would fit. It is actually known for its art/antique scene and doesn't have a college. Nearby Chatham is another community that has that look.

Owego, Clayton and Watkins Glen are a few NY villages that would fit as well. Seneca Falls(a CDP/former village) is another one. Same for East Aurora and Cooperstown.
Some street views and in order: https://www.google.com/maps/@42.2480...8i6656!6m1!1e1


https://www.google.com/maps/@42.3638...8i6656!6m1!1e1


https://www.google.com/maps/@42.1036...8i6656!6m1!1e1


https://www.google.com/maps/@44.2416...8i6656!6m1!1e1


https://www.google.com/maps/@42.3814...8i6656!6m1!1e1


https://www.google.com/maps/@42.9102...8i6656!6m1!1e1


https://www.google.com/maps/@42.7678...8i6656!6m1!1e1


https://www.google.com/maps/@42.7005...8i6656!6m1!1e1


This suburban Buffalo village may also fit: https://www.google.com/maps/@42.7155...8i6656!6m1!1e1


Or this village north of Albany near Saratoga Springs: https://www.google.com/maps/@43.0026...8i6656!6m1!1e1
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Old 09-01-2016, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Galena, IL.
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Old 09-01-2016, 08:45 PM
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My niece thinks my town, Louisville, Colorado is very "Norman Rockwell-ish".
https://www.google.com/search?q=loui...w=1749&bih=831
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Old 09-02-2016, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Rockwell painted scenes of people he observed in and found around Springfield.
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Old 09-02-2016, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Tucson AZ
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The only time I ever actively thought "This place looks like a Norman Rockwell artwork" was in Abilene, Kansas after leaving the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library.
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Old 09-04-2016, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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http://ayay.co.uk/backgrounds/painti...he-runaway.jpg

The cop in The Runaway is a Massachusetts State Trooper
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I'm no Rockwell expert, but it doesn't seem like much of his work included much in the way of landscapes. His "Freedom From Want" painting was based on a family in Vermont, but it could have just as easily been based on a family living in Iowa.

"Saying Grace" was based on visuals in New York and Philadelphia.
Yea, I skimmed through a webpage of his paintings and few have enough landscape to clearly identify the region:

And the Symbol of Welcome is Light - Norman Rockwell - WikiArt.org - encyclopedia of visual arts

"Walking to Church" uses a city street in Troy, NY as the foreground. Probably some others that depict an actual place.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/19/ar...p-for-bid.html
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